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(5-6) Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics (10-2)
Two young and intriguing teams that both look destined for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference meet up at the Boston Garden for a showdown on the parquet Friday night.
Charlotte lost in New York on Tuesday night to drop to 1–5 on the road this season.
The Hornets were without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who missed his third game in a row following the death of his grandma. He will be back for this game in Boston.
MKG isn’t much of a scorer but he will help the Hornets defensively and is an upgrade over Michael Carter-Williams who got 20 minutes of run at the Garden.
Charlotte doesn’t usually have trouble scoring but this is a stingy Boston defense it’s up against. The Celtics will swallow you up if you aren’t moving the ball and the Hornets can get a little iso-happy at times.
The Celtics have won 10 in a row following that 0–2 start but the health problems are mounting.
Al Horford missed the last game against the Lakers after going into the concession protocol. Jayson Tatum left the game after tweaking his ankle. It’s unclear whether neither, either or both will be available for this game on Friday night, though neither injury appears to be too serious.
Marcus Morris is back, which helps, but he’s banged up too. He’s got a sore knee but will likely lace ’em up.
Boston is equipped to defend Dwight Howard with Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis. Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier can do a good job on Kemba Walker if Kyrie Irving isn’t on him for the whole game.
Jaylen Brown can shut down either Jeremy Lamb or Dwayne Bacon. If Tatum is around, he’ll take the other.
Boston just matches up so well with any offense because of its versatility. Kyrie should be able to carry the offense against Walker after going 0-for-7 from deep in the last win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CHA are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- CHA are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- CHA are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Over is 12-3-1 in BOS last 16 home games.
- BOS are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
- Over is 10-4 in BOS last 14 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Head to Head: Road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: Underdog is 28-12-1 ATS in the last 41 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction: Boston makes it 11 in a row.
The Celtics will just get tired, mentally and physically, sooner rather than later and tank one of these games. I’m not sure it’s this one at home. Boston matches up well with the Hornets even if Tatum and Horford are out.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston
If they’re back, no way the C’s lose.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 95 – Boston 104
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